Castleford team up with Halifax

Castleford Tigers have entered into a dual-registration partnership with Halifax.

Fax have been performing at the top end of the Championship for a couple of years now, having finished in the top four of the second-tier in two of the last three seasons.

Highly-rated Tigers youngster Brandon Douglas had a spell on loan at Halifax in the 2017 campaign, making 11 appearances for the club.

The agreement will replace the one that Castleford have in place with Batley Bulldogs which saw Greg Minikin make seven appearances for them in 2016 before bursting onto the scene at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

And Tigers CEO Steve Gill is looking forward to seeing how the partnership progresses.

He said: “We welcome the opportunity to link up with Halifax RLFC as our dual registration partners.

“Both Daryl Powell and Richard Marshall are looking forward to sharing ideas and practices with each other, which should be beneficial for all players and coaches.

“Dual registration does have its complications but we are looking forward to working alongside Halifax in 2018 and beyond.”

Halifax CEO Mark Moore is also excited to see how the agreement pans out for both clubs.

He said: “We see the relationship with Castleford Tigers as a statement of intent, both in respect of the style of play, which will excite our fans, and the high quality of the players available.

“There will be opportunities for our own youngsters in the Tigers’ junior sides, and for the Tigers players with our reserves.

“This is very much a partnership in player development.”

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